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Thursday, May 7 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Director-Designer Showcase

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See production presentations from the most promising young director-designer teams and meet the artists who created them. The Robert L. B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase is a biennial competition that identifies emerging director-designer teams, each of which has developed a production proposal from a diverse list of American operas. Come see the artists who will advance opera’s multimedia richness in the years ahead. (Made possible by a generous grant from the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund.)

Four Saints in Three Acts (Virgil Thomson/Gertrude Stein)
Mary Birnbaum, director
Grace Laubacher, set designer
Moria Clinton, costume designer
Anshuman Bhatia, lighting designer
Adam Cates, choreographer

Lizzie Borden (Jack Beeson/Kenward Elmslie)
Andreas Hager, director
Kate Noll, set designer
Seth Bodie, costume designer
Solomon Weisbard, lighting designer

Three Decembers (Jake Heggie/Gene Scheer)
Joshua Miller, director
William Anderson, set designer
Hope Bennett, costume designer
Stephanie Busing, projection designer

The Cradle Will Rock (Marc Blitzstein)
Alison Moritz, director
Charles Murdock Lucas, set designer
Dina Perez, costume designer
Kyle Grant, lighting designer
 

Speakers
avatar for Walker Lewis

Walker Lewis

Stage Director, Robert Gilder & Co.
Praised by the New York Times for his imaginative staging, Walker Lewis' upcoming and recent work includes the Apprentice Scenes at Santa Fe Opera in 2015, THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Amarillo Opera), THE COMPANION (American Opera Projects/American Modern Ensemble), THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO by Stewart Copeland & THE WHOLE TRUTH by Robert Paterson and Mark Campbell (AME), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Manhattan Opera Studio), and Schutz’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO... Read More →
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Marc A. Scorca

President/CEO, OPERA America
Marc A. Scorca joined OPERA America in 1990 as president and CEO. Under his leadership, the OPERA America membership has grown from 120 opera companies to nearly 2,500 organizations and individuals. The organization has also administered two landmark funding initiatives in support of North American operas and opera audiences, and launched an endowment effort in 2000 to create a permanent fund dedicated to supporting new works and... Read More →
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Mel Weingart

Chairman, Opera San Antonio

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Thursday May 7, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon E - Washington Marriott 1221 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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